Our Pastor

The Reverend Stanley J. Krempa, founding pastor of St. Bridget of Ireland parish, was ordained in 1970 for the Diocese of Buffalo, New York. He joined the Diocese of Arlington in 1977. After serving in three parishes as parochial vicar, Father Krempa was appointed pastor of St. Mary’s parish in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1999, he was appointed pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Winchester, Virginia with the Saint Bridget’s community in as a mission congregation of Sacred of Jesus.

After a great deal of prayer, planning, and fund raising, Father Krempa and the parishioners built the church in 2002, followed by the social hall with a religious education center. Finally, in 2017, a rectory was built enabling St. Bridget’s to have a resident priest. On July 12, 2017, Bishop Michael Burbidge, bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, established St. Bridget of Ireland as a separate parish, appointing Father Krempa as founding pastor.

Father Krempa sees a great future for St. Bridget’s. Surrounded by Virginia counties whose population is expanding rapidly, St. Bridget of Ireland parish in Clarke County is a quiet place apart where faith and family are important and people remember your name.

Very Reverend Stanley J. Krempa


Rectory Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 3 PM

Religious Education:
John Sengewalt at


Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturdays by appointment
Sunday, after class until 1 PM

Office of Youth Ministry

Music Ministry:
Tricia Russman at


Eucharistic Minister / Lectors:
Chet Lewandowski at


John Sengewalt at


Becky Jackson at


Men’s Club:
Meets the last Saturday
each month 8AM in Hobert Hall.
Coffee and Donuts on first
Sunday of each month.
Dick Drake at


Women’s Group:
Meets the first Tuesday
of each month
Erin Huff at


St. Bridget’s Email:

St Bridget of Ireland

St Bridget of Ireland
Catholic Church

1024 W. Main St.
Virginia 22611